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Scott Dellett, Residential Service Supervisor and Chris Fyfe, Senior Pest Control Technician at Cowleys Pest Services were recently certified as... [Read more]
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Pest Services We Offer in Manalapan & Englishtown:

  • Bedbug Control
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I was recently dispatched to a residential customer in Tennent, NJ. She contacted Cowleys because she was having a serious issue with wildlife...
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I arrived at our customer’s home in Tennent for a termite treatment. Before starting any treatment, I always perform an inspection of the...
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I have termites, or do I? A frantic customer called us from Manalapan, NJ and told us that she thought she had termites flying all around her front...
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Beautiful spider discovered in Englishtown, NJ

During the servicing of one of our commercial accounts in Englishtown, NJ, I came across a Halloween display better than anything you could buy in a store. I crossed paths with an orchard orb weaver. This beautiful spider was beginning to weave its treacherous web on the customer’s building. 

Many spiders, such as this one, have brilliant coloring and fascinating patterns. Orchard orb weavers have shimmering silver-white, green, and gold on their abdomens. Their classic wheel-like orb-shaped web is nearly horizontal and the spider hangs underneath it. Other orb weavers that we commonly find in New Jersey are the cross orb weaver and the spotted orb weaver. During the fall season, it doesn’t take long to find a spider and its intricate webbing. I carefully removed this spider, put her in a container, and relocated her into the woods nearby the building so she could enjoy the rest of its crawly life in peace. 

Unfortunately, spiders, just like bats, have an undeserved reputation as something scary, creepy, and dangerous. That’s far from the truth. Out of the thousands of species of spiders, about fifty are found in New Jersey, and of those, only two are poisonous, the black widow and the brown recluse. Of course, it’s always best to avoid touching any spider. Although spiders try to avoid human contact as much as we try to avoid them, they will bite if they feel threatened or endangered. 

Why did I go through the trouble of saving a spider? This lone spider was outside and just minding its own business. It wasn’t posing a threat to anyone. More important, spiders are beneficial insects. They are one of the best biological forms of pest control (as are mosquito-devouring bats) — and they don’t cost us a penny! Spiders will happily feed on common indoor pests that they ensnare in they web including mosquitoes, flies, clothes moths, and roaches. Also, spiders kill other spiders for survival including poisonous ones like black widows. 

So, if you happen see a spider or two in your home, don’t kill them. Their webs are catching many nuisance insects. It’s worth the trouble to trap them in a cup and relocate them to freedom outside. Spiders and their webs silently and efficiently trap many nuisance insects in and around your home or business — and they don’t even expect a tip!

Locating the hidden hornets nest in Englishtown, NJ trees

With a hornets nests, you sometimes have to look carefully in order to find them. This particular large hornets nest was camouflaged by the trees on this residential property in Englishtown, NJ. For me, when dealing with a nest of this size, I don’t take any chances and wear a full bee suit for protection. 

Wasp nests are built by social wasps that live in large colonies with hundreds of workers, all of whom are ready to sting to protect their nest from any intruder. Thenest is made up of paper paste using chewed up wood fibers mixed with the insect’s saliva. Normally, these aerial hornets prefer to build their nests in trees (others, like yellow jackets, prefer holes and cavities for their nest-building).These use the nest for only one season. However, simply removing a dormant nest will not resolve the issue because the surviving overwintering wasps will construct a new one. The most effective way to deal with a hornets nest is to kill the colony while it is still active.

For this nest, I used an aerosol formulated for a knockdown of the nest up to 20 ft away. A light application is enough to eventually kill all the wasps as they pass through the opening of the nest. Just as important as killing the insects in the nest, it is critical to kill the foraging workers returning to the nest as well. When these insects come into contact the chemical over the next couple of days, there will be a complete kill of the entire colony. With the nest removed and the queen killed, the homeowner does not have to worry about this particular colony rebuilding. 

Tricky ground hogs excluded from home in Englishtown, NJ

These homeowners in Englishtown, NJ found themselves with groundhogs nesting under their porch. Often, we deal with these critter control problems by installing Dig DeFence, a patented drive-in fencing system that extends the protection of any sense below ground. It stops dogs from digging out of your home’s fencing and also stops wildlife from entering areas like decks and patios that seem to be magnets for burrowing wildlife. Since these are steel drive-in panels, you can avoid the time and expense of trenching in order to install an underground barrier.  

We determined that for this particular home, these panels would not be effective because of the condition and spacing of the lattice on the porch. We wanted the right solution to keep out wildlife from under their porch even if it meant some extra work on our part. We decided the best way to keep out burrowing groundhogs and other digging animals, we did some digging on our part and buried thick wire mesh one foot down and bent it at a 90-degree right angle pointing one foot outward. We secured this “L”-shaped fencing to the porch structure, extending it over the lattice that had wide gaps in it for many types of wildlife to enter. This mesh will prevent the most determined groundhog or other burrowing creature from entering underneath the porch, either above ground or through digging. 

Work Requests From Englishtown, NJ
Main Street in Englishtown
There are ants in my kitchen .
Hamilton St in Englishtown
When I bought my house about 9 years ago, there was some termite damage, but it was treated. I want to sell my house now, and want to show that I've had the portion of the house affected treated again.
Abilene Lane in Englishtown
Something borrowing in the back yard.Maybe groundhog. Appointment set
Village Road in Englishtown
Existing client looking for estimate on pest control. Appointment set. Number from caller ID.
JosEPH STREET in Englishtown
Hanging hornet next in a Holly bush that is grapefruit size and active. Needs removal.
Windham Way in Englishtown
Existing Customer would like to get an inspection for termite control, Pavement ants and carpenter ants that could probably damage the wall. Appointment Set.
Sterling Ct. in Englishtown
Requesting an estimate for bird stuck in chimney. Appointment set.
La Valley Drive in Englishtown
Caller needs ants removed. Returning customer. Confirmed contact information. Appointment set.
Browning in Englishtown
Special event spray the yard
Sweetmans Lane in Englishtown
Bat in basement
Salter Ct. in Englishtown
Single family house...bird got in
Wintergreen Drive in Englishtown
Wanted to see about general spraying for bugs in exterior & interior for this coming for next spring 2016 ? / Asking about X-Mas decorating ?
Park Ave in Englishtown
We are in the process of buying this house. We have verification of mold in the ceiling of a closet. We would like to know how much it would be to rid the attic of mold.
Prides Lane in Englishtown
There is a racoon in our attic
Devon Drive in Englishtown
Mold in the basement walls
Camelot Ct in Englishtown
I believe there is some kind of bird in the attic. I thought at first (last 2 weeks) that they were squirrels, but last night I heard a sort of "cooing" sound, and lots of movement. Sounds terrible. I am working tomorrow, and will be home after 4:00 PM. Unfortunately, lost cell phone at moment.
Susan Court in Englishtown
Ticks, ants, Mosquitos in backyard